SBP Cup Season 1 – It’s a battle for all the marbles, no more tomorrow do or die game for this SBP Cup Division 2 Championship. With the Greyhounds shocking the Batokers on their previous game thus, leading us to this 1 game – 1 winner scenario.
It was an up and down affair early in the ballgame with both teams trading basket after basket. Greyhounds’ Bong Reyes sparked his team as his undergoal stubs and inside incursions netted his team a 25-18 advantage after first period.
In the second period, Batokers tried to establish their own game which is playing their hearts out with 110% effort. John Jagdon and Marvin Gomez teamed up to trim the lead and putting the game close after two periods (46-39).
In the third period, Greyhounds socked and took Batokers off guard with their full court press. Their defense netted them steals and turnovers and Mharl Haresco took advantage of these miscues. Haresco’s triple double 34 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists along with Jon Lising’s 19 points and 9 rebounds night were the lifeblood of Greyhounds’ 33-16 third quarter binge. Even as Batokers tried relentlessly with their hustle, in the end fatigue was just too much as Greyhounds came from behind and finally meeting their destiny in the end. A Championship after everything that they had to go through, it was definitely worth the wait. Greyhounds 98 – 65 Batokers.
Congratulations to Greyhounds for winning the SBP Cup Division 2 Championship. And to the Batokers for their unwavering effort and sportsmanship throughout the finals.
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The Lechon Pinoy FINALS MVP is Mharl Haresco.
Congratulations Greyhounds, the SBP Cup Division 2 Champions!!!